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SFS Launches Inaugural  Centennial Fellows Class

SFS Launches Inaugural Centennial Fellows Class

The Georgetown University School of Foreign Service will host four former diplomats and politicians this semester as the inaugural class of Centennial Fellows. Former Jordanian Minister of Foreign Affairs Nasser S. Judeh; former U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for Population, Refugees and Migration Anne C. Richard (SFS ’82); former U.S.[Read More…]

by September 29, 2017 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
WIKIMEDIA COMMONS
The owners of the seven-floor Newseum property on Pennsylvania Ave. may sell all or part of the struggling museum.

Struggling Newseum Remains Open as Owners Consider Sale

The Newseum remains open to the public for now while its owners consider selling all or part of its seven-story Pennsylvania Avenue property after years of financial turmoil for the journalism museum. The Freedom Forum, a Washington, D.C.-based foundation and the principal founder of the Newseum, announced Aug. 28 it[Read More…]

by September 20, 2017 1 comment City News, News, News - Top
TED LIEU
Democratic Congressman Ted Lieu ( ) of California advocated action on climate change.

Congressman Lieu Urges Climate, Environmental Policy Action

Charlotte Allen is a staff writer for The Hoya. Now is the time to discuss climate change policy, according to Democratic Rep. Ted Lieu (LAW ’94) of California. Lieu spoke at the Social, Economic and Financial Challenges in Energy Inclusion event in the Healey Family Student Center on Wednesday evening.[Read More…]

by September 8, 2017 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
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Joseph Hwang (MSB ’19), left, and Chas Newman (MSB ’19) launched their french fries company at the year’s first farmers’ market.

Georgetown Students Start French Fries Company

Spud Buds, a french fries company started by three Georgetown students, debuted at the Georgetown University Farmers’ Market on March 22. Founded by Matthew Wang (MSB ’18), Joe Hwang (MSB ’18) and Chas Newman (MSB ’18), Spud Buds uses locally sourced ingredients to offer customers five different french fries recipes[Read More…]

by March 23, 2017 0 comments Business, Business - Top

GU Impacts Announces 23 Fellowship Recipients

The Beeck Center for Social Impact and Innovation announced 23 recipients of its annual GU Impacts fellowship alongside a series of changes to the program Monday. The program, which sends students to work in social impact organizations for 10 weeks in the summer, is seeing a significant expansion this year,[Read More…]

by March 17, 2017 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
BEECK CENTER FOR SOCIAL IMPACT AND INNOVATION
The Beeck Center for Social Impact and Innovation, in conjunction with GU Politics, published recommendations for the new administration.

Beeck Center, McCourt Massive Data Institute Releases 100 Day Plan for Innovation

In a report published Feb. 8, the McCourt School of Public Policy’s Massive Data Institute and the Beeck Center for Social Impact and Innovation jointly addressed innovation in policymaking and recommended a course of action for President Donald Trump’s first 100 days in office. This publication acts as a follow-up[Read More…]

by February 16, 2017 0 comments Business, Business - Top
JASON CHAFFETZ
House of Representatives Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) has expressed his opposition against the Death with Dignity Act.

Local Lawmakers Resist Federal Intervention

As the Republican-controlled Congress and President Donald Trump work to overturn or block local District legislation, the Hands Off D.C. organization plans to prepare D.C. leaders to resist federal plans that intervene in local policymaking. A local effort by District Councilmember Charles Allen (D-Ward 6), Hands Off D.C. will meet[Read More…]

by February 10, 2017 0 comments City News, News - Top
Courtesy PAASHA MAHDAVI
Professor Paasha Mahdavi, along with professors from UCLA, found that low gasoline taxes are hindering climate change progress.

Countries Fail to Curb Fossil Fuels

Governments are not discouraging fossil fuel consumption, according to Georgetown University McCourt School of Public Policy professor Paasha Mahdavi and University of California, Los Angeles professor Michael L. Ross in their paper “Nature Energy” published Jan. 9. The researchers analyzed global gasoline prices, taxes and subsidies in “Global Progress and[Read More…]

by January 26, 2017 0 comments Business, Business - Top

Trump Talks Foreign Policy

A day after he swept 118 delegates in five state primaries, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump delivered a speech at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday in which he delineated his foreign policy platform, including his plans to halt the growth of radical Islam and mend relations with[Read More…]

by April 29, 2016 1 comment City News, News, News - Top
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The death of men’s lacrosse player Edward Blatz Jr. (MSB ’17) was announced in a university-wide email early Sunday afternoon.

BRAVE Seeks to Inspire

Hosted by black female students on campus, the inaugural BRAVE — black, resilient, artistic, vigilant, enough — summit featured a day of speeches, breakout sessions and panels Saturday with black leaders from a range of fields, including Black Lives Matter D.C. Co-Founder Erika Totten, Federal Communications Commission Acting Chairwoman Mignon[Read More…]

by April 26, 2016 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top